Our Guide to Fowey, Polruan and the Fowey River.

Fowey Harbour is well known for its safe anchorage, excellent sailing facilities and its boat building heritage and so throughout the summer, it is always bustling with numerous interesting river and sea-going vessels alike.

This beautiful and scenic town has numerous restaurants, pubs and shops and also plays host to a number of major cultural and maritime events including the renowned Daphne Du Maurier Literary Festival and Fowey Royal Regatta. The South West Coastal Path is perfect for taking in some of the most breathtaking views of south Cornwall’s magnificent coastline and the perfect way to work up an appetite for lunch in one of the many local eateries to choose from. For the non-sailing water sports enthusiast, there are numerous other activities including; kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing, windsurfing, power boating and coasteering to name but a few.

Just across the water, easily accessed via the foot ferry that leaves at approximately 10-15 minute intervals or from the car ferry at Bodinnick, is the pretty village of Polruan. An ancient and picturesque fishing village, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and situated above and overlooking the magnificent Fowey Harbour itself. Located on one of the most scenic stretches of the South Cornwall coastline, Polruan is the perfect cruising/sailing base from which to explore the many beautiful harbours and creeks of the West Country, as well as across to the Channel Islands.






The small town of Fowey is tucked safely away on the west bank of the River Fowey, protected from wind and storms by its sheltered position. Find out more about what this gorgeous spot has to offer here, from where to eat to places you should visit >

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